Dell laptop especially two famous brands as Latitude and Inspiron were known to lots of people. Usually we can use different passwords to protect our Dell laptop. Such as: the Hard drive password (master and user), the Supervisor password (Bios password), the Power-on password, and the Operating System Password.
This article describes three methods to reset your dell laptop password in Windows operating system such as Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/2003 without lose anything. From now on, you don’t need to worry about:
1. What can I do when forgot dell admin password on Windows 7?
2. How to reset dell laptop password if I forgot it or my dell password is expired?
3. I have bought an old dell laptop but did not know the Windows password.
Commonly, we can try three great solutions when we forgot the password such as dell Latitude password reset, dell Inspiron password reset, dell Studio password reset, dell Vostro password reset etc. Take it easy, have a cup of coffee and begin.
Solution 1: Reset the Login Password with Another Account
Take Dell Windows 7 for example:
1. Login dell laptop as administrator when you want to reset a forgotten user password.
2. Click "start" and select "control panel", click user accounts and click "Manage another account" to access the user account which you want to reset its password. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Click "change the password" and type your new password, type your new password again to confirm it, and then Click "OK" to complete dell laptop password reset.
Solution 2: Reset Dell Login password with the Disk
Usually we can create a reset disk in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. This is a great gift given by Microsoft that we can use it to reset a forgotten dell laptop login password instantly and it is free. Of course, this reset disk was created for a certain account, you must create a new one when you change the password. Now let us start resetting the password for step-by-step. Here we take Windows 7 system for example, you also can see my help How to Create and Use a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
If you ready have a reset disk, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Start/restart your computer, insert your reset disk. In the welcome screen, type the user name that you want to use and a wrong password or leave it blank, then press ENTER or click OK. It will show you logon failed and there is a password hint "reset password".
Step 2: Click "Reset password" it will show you the "Password Reset Wizard". Click "Next" to continue.
Step 3: Choose the disk which you just inserted, click "Next".
Step 4: Type a new password in the Type a new password box, and then type the password again to confirm it. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint for the password or not, and then click "Next→Finish".
Step 5: Try to log on to Windows 7 again when use the new password you just set.
Solution 3: Recover the Password with Password Rescuer Tool
If the two solutions cannot help you recover dell Windows password, or your dell Windows system is Windows 2012/2008/2003/2000. Do not worry, we can use password rescuer tool to do this task. This tool is Windows Password Rescuer. What you should do is prepare a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive and a computer you can access as administrator. Following four steps can help you easily reset the password without lose anything:
Step 1: Download and install it on another computer you have access to.
Step 2: Run the software to create a boot disk. You just need to burn it to a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Step 3: Insert the boot disk to your dell laptop computer, and set the computer boot from the password recovery disk by BIOS setting.
If you have trouble in BIOS setting, refer to:
How to Set Your Computer BIOS to Boot from USB Flash Drive
How to Set Your Computer BIOS to Boot from CD/DVD
Step 4: After boot from the disk, Windows Password Rescuer will start up and display a friendly operating window. Then you can reset whichever account password of your dell computer just by a few clicks(click your user name>>click "Reset Password").
You can create a new administrator user with this password rescuer tool and then you can login your dell computer directly and access control panel to reset other user password.
Note: You can use Windows Password Rescuer Advanced to reset Windows 2008/2003/2000 local or domain password easily by these steps on dell computer.